The Texans capitalized quickly off an acrobatic interception by Jadeveon Clowney.
In the middle of the first quarter, facing a 3rd-and-12 from their own 21-yard line, the Raiders threw to the left side. Connor Cook's pass was batted in the air by Clowney, who gathered it in and was tackled by Latavius Murray. A late hit by the Raiders moved the ball to the Oakland 4-yard line.
On 1st-and-Goal, Lamar Miller carried left and scampered into the end zone unscathed for a touchdown. The Nick Novak extra point gave the Texans a 10-0 advantage with 6:20 left in the opening quarter.
Clowney batted a pass earlier in the game.